26th Annual New Mexico Hispano Music Association Awards Show Winners

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Casey Gallegos, President of the New Mexico Hispano Music Association Opens the awards ceremony. Valley Daily Post photo

26th Annual New Mexico Hispano Music Association Awards Show Winners

Staff Report

26th Annual New Mexico Hispano Music Association Awards Show took place at the Ohkay Casino Conference Center Saturday, Jan. 14. Over five hundred fans and artists crowded the main ballroom to see who won in each of the 25 categories, with musical performances between awards. Statewide dignitaries and politicians presented each award.


Chelsea Chavez receives the award for Bilingual song of the year. The award is presented by State Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard and State Rep. Carl Trujillo. Valley Daily Post photo

This year’s award for song of the year went to Darren Cordova Y Calor for Robarte Un Beso, and the band of the year award went to the Al Hurricane Band. See below for a list of all winners.

  • Instrumental Song of the Year El Zopilote Mojado – Mario Romero
  • Gospel Song of the Year Pescador De Hombres – Al Hurricane Jr.
  • Vocal Duo of the Year Darren Cordova & Matthew Martinez – Dos Hombres Y Un Destino
  • Bilingual Son of the Year Please Don’t Go – Chelsea Chavez
  • Mark Ipiotis Award Mike Baca – KFUN
  • Conjunto/Norteño Song of the Year Soy Toda Tuya – Tanya Griego
  • Crossover Song of the Year Chile Verde Rock – Lluvia Negra
  • Cumbia Song of the Year Doña Juana – Dwayne Ortega Band
  • Traditional Ranchera Song of the Year Hoja Suelta – Dwayne Ortega Band
  • Corrido Song of the Year Cuatro Ventanas De Acero – Al Hurricane
  • Songwriter of the Year Severo Martinez – Soy Nuevo Mexicano
  • Hispano Lifetime Achievement Award Mike Baca
  • Children’s Song of the Year Amor Eterno/Love Eternal – Gabriella Salazar
  • Child Artist of the Year Jaela Valencia
  • Youth Song of the Year Tu Carcel – James Valerio
  • Youth Artist of the Year Justin Sanchez
  • Mariachi Song of the Year El Jinete – Antonio Reyna
  • Original Song of the Year Echado A Perder – Cuarenta Y Cinco
  • Producer of the Year Darren Cordova – Naci Para Amarte
  • Rising Star/Artist or Group of the Year Andrew Gonzales – Sueña
  • Female Vocalist of the Year Brenda Ortega – Amorcito De Mi Vida
  • Male Vocalist of the Year Darren Cordova – Naci Para Amarte
  • Song of the Year Robarte Un Beso – Darren Cordova Y Calor
  • CD of the Year Naci Para Amarte – Darren Cordova Y Calor
  • Band of the Year Al Hurricane Band

​Musical performance during the celebration. Valley Daily Post photo

 

 

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